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Installs, maintains and modifies control systems and utility metering, primarily DDC and pneumatic instrumentation that control HVAC, refrigeration and other related equipment. Uses EMS control panel to monitor building and utility automation systems; recognizes and responds to alarms and issues working with Automation Controls Technicians and other crafts in the field to resolve problems.
Associate degree in an electronics/technical field with two years of verifiable work experience OR high school diploma or GED with five years of verifiable work experience. Qualifying work experience includes servicing mechanical, electrical, and digital electronic controls and equipment.
Possess a valid driver's license with the ability to be insured by Indiana University.
Knowledge of, and ability to use, tools specific to the needs of the Automation Controls Technician's trade. Knowledge of EMS system components, materials, methods and principles. Knowledge of electrical systems operating at 600V and lower. Demonstrated competency in instrument systems technology including diagnostic software. Ability to read and interpret drawings, blueprints, and/or schematics. Knowledge of applicable building codes, regulations, or ordinances. Ability to work both individually and in a team environment. Ability to work in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) tools for reports, e-mail, and other computer programs. Ability to work in a safe and efficient manner. Ability to effectively communicate and exchange information.
DOL apprenticeship in a relevant trade. Specific knowledge of Siemens and Johnson Control systems. License(s) or certification(s) in pneumatic, electric, mechanical, electronic, or DDC controls, or a combination, is desirable.
Working Conditions / Demands
The position requires a considerable amount of physical activity including mobility to different work areas, remaining stationary for lengthy periods of time, lifting up to 50 pounds, climbing ladders, squatting/kneeling, and reaching/grasping/fingering. There may be visual strain from working at computer monitors for long periods or working in dimly lit areas. Working conditions include below-freezing and very hot temperatures, with the risk of bodily injury from moving mechanical parts, electricity, fumes, odors, heights, and tight spaces. Eye-hand coordination, manual dexterity, color differentiation, and balance are important. Works primarily indoors and closely with other trade persons.
Equipment utilized: Computers, meters, stationary equipment, electrical test and measurement equipment, basic hand tools and specialized Automation Controls tools and equipment, two-way radios.
Overtime, after-hours, and emergency call-outs on an as-needed basis.
Salary Plan: SM
Salary Grade: 57
Job Function: Engineering, Trades, & Facilit
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